Help in gardening and painting near Whangarei, New Zealand


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    Hi The water is warming up, the beaches are beautiful and there are plenty of glow worms in the caves :)

    I have a 10 acre lifestyle block 20 mins northeast of Whangarei.
    I work as a hospital doctor and have 3 children aged 18,15,12 - so not enough time to do all the stuff that is needed around the place so I would love some help! The house has an outdoor pool and a spa for you to relax in. There's a spare room with ensuite or sleep out with ensuite.
    I have a very friendly golden retriever and a cat who live inside.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help

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    I am looking for some help to get on top of the farm - spraying weeds etc, a bit of gardening and to sort out a new veggie garden I am building. If you are handy with a paint brush, then there is some painting too. Also help around the house if it's rainy.
    Coming for anywhere between 2- 5 days at a time would be good. If you would like to squash all your volunteering into a few days and have the remainder of the time as days off to explore, then that is fine. I am flexible so lets talk about it!
    I am more than happy to help you with planning your future travels around Northland or elsewhere.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite bathroom. If you need more than one bedroom I also have a sleep out with sofa bed and bathroom. Sometimes my eldest daughter is using the bedroom, so the sleep out is the easiest option. There is free wifi in the house but it doesn't reach to the sleepout.

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    What else ...

    It's about 20 mins to the nearest beach on the beautiful Tutukaka coast with its great surf. Paddleboarding is available on Ngunguru estauary. I have a kayak and boogie boards you can borrow if you would like to.10 mins takes you to Abbey Caves to see glow worms. There are numerous walks, forest trails and mountain bike trails nearby too. A car would be an advantage to reach all these beautiful places.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    4 hours per day

Host ref number: 426519244474